Saturday, April 30, 2016

Walking the dog

The song was written by Rufus Thomas Jnr (1917 – December 15, 2001) and makes reference to children's nursery rhymes. He released on his 1963 album Walking the Dog and it became his biggest hit , reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1963 and remaining on the Hot 100 for 14 weeks.

The Rolling Stones brought out their version in 1964 but the only hit version in the UK was by the Dennisons, whose recording reached number 36 on the UK singles chart in 1964.

Over the decades the song has been recorded by many other artists

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